Have you been struggling with the pain and discomfort associated with severe oral health problems? Do your missing teeth make you too embarrassed and self-conscious to smile in public? Well, now you can feel free to smile, because our dental implant clinic in Woodbridge, VA offers the best and longest-lasting corrective solution to missing teeth and other severe oral health complications! Boasting over 10 years of experience, renowned periodontist Dr. Ahmad Hawasli utilizes a range of advanced technological approaches to provide full arch dental implants that result in a brilliantly beaming new smile. But the importance of dental implants is far more than simply achieving cosmetic perfection; dental implants provide support for the jawbone, which helps to stop – and even reverse! – bone loss due to missing teeth and/or severe soft tissue disease.
Dental implants typically consist of three key components: the implant post, the abutment, and the restoration. If Dr. Hawasli determines that you are an acceptable candidate for dental implants after your initial consultation, the first step of the full arch dental implant procedure is surgical placement of the titanium post. This is done by drilling into healthy bone tissue in the jaw, and securely anchoring the post for a lifetime of use. Next, an abutment is attached to the implant post, which serves as the “connecting piece” that will securely fasten the restoration, which is your custom-made replacement tooth.
Depending on your specific case, there are a variety of dental implant options to choose from. Full arch dental implants are an alternative to dentures, and are used when a patient is missing teeth and is in need of a full set of permanent restorations. Crowns and bridges also offer a corrective solution to missing teeth, though these are typically only applicable in the event that a patient needs one or a few teeth replaced. Lastly, implant-supported dentures offer an intermediate solution between traditional (removable) dentures and full arch dental implants. In order to determine which treatment is best for you, Dr. Hawasli will need to meet with you and conduct a full mouth examination at our Woodbridge, VA implant clinic.
Whether you’re in need of a single implant, multiple dental implants or full arch dental implants, the first step of any implant procedure is to come in to our Woodbridge, VA office for a face-to-face consultation with Dr. Hawasli. To achieve secure permanent fixation in the jaw, dental implants must be surgically placed into strong healthy bone mass. Often, our patients with missing teeth have suffered severe bone loss; in such cases, a bone grafting procedure may be necessary prior to placement of the implant post. During your consultation, Dr. Hawasli will review your complete oral health history and conduct a full mouth examination.
If you are deemed an eligible candidate for dental implants, the next step of the three-phase process is to come in for surgical placement of the All-on-Four implant posts. In many instances, patients that undergo full arch dental implant surgery will receive temporary restorations (replacement teeth) on the very same day that they come in for their treatment! Using a full range of sedation options available here at our Woodbridge Periodontal and Implant Center, you will be able to leave our office with a brand-new perfect smile – and hardly any pain or discomfort – on the same day of your surgery! You’ll wear your temporary restorations from three to eight months, allowing adequate time for your implants to fuse with your jawbone. After this fusion has occurred, you’ll come in for placement of your final permanent restoration.
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, one of the main things people are concerned about is the cost of dental implants. The process is not cheap, but here at Woodbridge Periodontal and Implant Center, we make it a point to work with patients to help develop a customized payment plan that will allow them to receive the oral care and attention they need. By offering affordable dental implants, we are giving back in one small way to our incredible Woodbridge, VA people, families and communities! If you’ve been suffering from missing teeth and/or other severe oral health problems, give us a call today and take the first step toward an improved smile and a better quality of life.
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